Interstate 35 and Interstate 670 in Kansas City

Kansas City downtown freeway loop, south side

Looking west from the McGee Street overpass, this 1998 view of the south freeway loop (I-35 and I-670) shows Bartle Hall in the background. The convention center is built over the freeway with a technique similar to that of a cable-stayed bridge. City convention officials brag that this construction technique gives Bartle the largest unobstructed indoor space in the world. Imagine an auto show over a freeway. In Kansas City, they can do that at Bartle Hall!